Fabregas: We must cut out dodgy defending

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has told his team they will have no chance of winning the Champions League this season if their defensive display at Anfield on Tuesday is repeated. The Gunners threw the lead away three times against Liverpool in a dramatic 4-4 draw, with Andrei Arshavin's four-goal haul only good enough for a solitary point against Rafa Benitez's side. And Fabregas warned that a similarly haphazard display at the back against Manchester United in the Champions League semi-finals next week will only lead to failure. “From an attacking point of view, we played one of the best games of the season," he said. "However, defensively we need to improve a lot if we want to be in the Champions League final. “We have seen the best things we can do, but there are a lot of things we can improve on. “We played in front of great players and great fans and the team has to be proud of what we achieved, but still we go home with the feeling we should have done more. “We gave the goals away too easily and after all we did to create four opportunities to score four goals, it is difficult to take. “It is the most difficult thing because when you attack you have the creativity to do what you feel. If defensively you are not well positioned, you will concede goals. We still need to do a lot of work on it.” ARSENAL FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas Q&A Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas One on One Arsene Wenger, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright Boy's A Bit Special Theo Walcott, Armand Traore Perfect XI Ian Wright What Happened Next? Gus Caesar, Peter Marinello And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Arsenal players (and others) on Talentspotter